I am a PhD student from the Department of Government at the University of Essex (UK). My supervisors are F. Genovese and H. Dorussen. My main research area is international political economy. I am interested in the construction, enforcement and effects of states' laws and international institutions that regulate firms' behaviors.
In my PhD thesis I focus on the multilateral cooperation to regulate corporate foreign bribery. I seek to explain variations in state capacity to hold corporations accountable for exporting corruption. I approach my study employing quantitative methods, and bringing together insights from the literature on international institutions and on political-economic determinants of firms' behaviors.
Before joining the University of Essex I obtained a Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Sciences, specialisation in International Political Economy (full marks and honours) from the University of Bologna (IT), and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy (full marks and honours) from the University of Milan (IT).
I have also undertaken experiences of research and postgraduate study in European universities including the Rijksuniversiteit in Groningen (NL), the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (FR), and the Paris School of Economics – École Normale Superieure (FR).
Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy
University of Bologna,
Bachelor's degree in Philosophy
University of Milan,